เจ้า

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Thai[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

เจ้า (RTGS: chao)

  1. Lord, master, chief, head, leader, ruler.
  2. King or royal person.
  3. God, diety.
  4. Owner.
  5. Seller, vendor, merchant.
  6. Expert, specialist.
  7. Term of respect added after a name or title.
  8. Title
    1. Title for princes or princesses of Lanna.
    2. (colloquial) Title for princes or princesses holding the rank of หม่อมเจ้า (mom chao).
    3. (colloquial) Title for persons of lower status or for children.

Classifier[edit]

เจ้า (RTGS: chao)

  1. Classifier for persons.
    • มีลูกค้ามาสามเจ้า
      There are three customers.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

เจ้า (RTGS: chao)

  1. Second or third person pronoun.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Used to addressed persons of lower status or younger persons.

Particle[edit]

เจ้า (RTGS: chao)

  1. (Northern Thai dialect) Particle used at the end of sentences.
  2. (Northern Thai dialect) Yes.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Used by females for politeness.